Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV) announced its documentary series on the Vietnamese sea and islands on June 18, demonstrating the country’s national sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.

With filming starting in 2012 in nine different countries, the five-episode documentary series shows the Vietnamese governing process over its territories in the East Sea since the feudal age.

It features interviews with international experts and an analysis of historical documents, including the royal history records dating back to the Le and Nguyen Dynasties, such as a national map drawn in 1838.

HTV Director Nguyen Quy Hoa said the films will be translated into different languages and may include additional chapters later on if more documents become available.

The documentary aims to promote Vietnamese sovereignty to Vietnamese nationals at home and abroad, as well as international viewers.

Each 30-minute episode will be screened on HTV9 at 9 pm, starting on June 20.-VNA